The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Dorsicano, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. hdog

    hdog Been here awhile

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    Any one wired a zumo 550 or montana to the new GS.. I have an older 550 and wanted to fit it where the BMW cradle is...Other option is to buy the BMW Nav4. but I like my garmin..I like my topo maps too. I always wanted to upgrade to a montana...the only reason I would think of the BMW nav would be for the handlebar function... Any thoughts
  2. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Besides the slick handlebar function, tying into the bike's electronics also lets the Zumo display a lot of info about the bike as well. Have a look at this if you haven't seen it.
    http://www.ascycles.com/detail.aspx?ID=121329
  3. oz97tj

    oz97tj Been here awhile

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    I have a Montana that will be replacing the factory cradle with a Touratech mount. I just need to go pick uo the mount.
  4. IB1

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    90% of the bikes sold here have the LED. All the demo's and showroom models from the dealers are equiped with it.
    They are trying to make it a trademark thing.

    And the light is way better compared to old 800.
  5. IB1

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    I loaded my bike up with some luggage in the 3 cases and noticed the bike was a little lower. I could almost flatfoot the ground. So I pressed the button for ESA 1+ luggage and it rose about 2 cm I think.
    Now the question. I weigh about 65 kg (144 lbs) and give or take about 25 kg of luggage (paniers included). Should I really use the 1+luggage or just stick to solo rider? While riding I don't really notice a difference. (I put it in rain since it is pouring with rain here).
  6. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    Really light for a GS. :)
  7. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    I weigh the same as you and will leave it in rider, no luggage, when the panniers are fitted. I read somewhere that the rider without luggage is set up at the factory for a rider weighing around 175lbs.
  8. IB1

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    And with 5'7" also really short for a GS. :y0!
  9. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Same size as me.

    I have bad knees so I'd probably prefer the taller setting for the additional legroom and cornering clearance. But if I took it off road I'd switch to the lower setting so I could get my feet down flat when necessary.
  10. IB1

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    Ok, 5'7" with short legs here. Low seat in low position with the lower suspension. (and I still can't flatfoot the ground). :eek1
  11. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    I've got a 30" inseam (just in case you have a different measuring system there, that'd be the length of the Levis that would fit).

    When I took the LC GS for a test ride I had the seat in the low position, normal suspension. I'm so used to only being able to put just one foot on the ground while stopped after owning an 11GS, a Dakar and a Super Tenere that it comes as second nature now. :lol3 But offroad it definitely helps to even be able to get both balls of your feet down. Don't ask me how I know. :eek1
  12. nwpa

    nwpa Generally amused

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    What's your method for getting on the bike? Do you leave it on the centerstand. Btw I have a 30 inch inseam and can only plant my toes on the high seat setting I prefer.
  13. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Leave it on the side stand, stand on the left footpeg and swing your leg over the seat dirt bike style.

    Watch this vid from 2:29

    <iframe width="853" height="480" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/s07hML6bJOA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  14. At adventure

    At adventure AB

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    Yes spoke wheels but no problem at low speeds. I only feel a slight shake from 80km when riding in a straight line. Thanks for the tip though I will check that. Cheers AB
  15. Voz

    Voz Been here awhile

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    I am 6 ft 120 kg, short legs long body. I run my GS LC in single helmet setting and can flatfoot both feet, love this. The bike seems to ride perfectly in Soft setting. I also carry about 20Kg of luggage on my daily commute.

    I don't think u have anything to worry about!
  16. IB1

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    I have no idea of my inseam. total leg length is 99cm, but that is a different measure.

    I put it upright, hold it stable with my left hand and pop my right leg over it. :clapSide stand is usually retracted.
  17. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    That's a good way to drop a bike. Leave the side stand down, that's what it's for.
  18. Voz

    Voz Been here awhile

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    Man award right there.
  19. IB1

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    I'll try and make a little vid on friday. :rofl

    Main reason I do it like this is cause the side stand is a little to far forward making it harder for me to reach.
  20. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    Make sure you do it while YOURSELF is taking the video.
    Now that would be cool.

    :rofl